Who Will Survive the Seven Questions?
Twice a month, we toss seven questions at one of our favorite artists, creators, makers, or innovators. It’s a chance for us to support people in our greater creative community—those who inspire us and intrigue us. Even better, it gives us yet another chance to talk whiskey!
Chase Martin has lived in Austin for over 25 years, and he can’t see himself ever living anyplace else. Chase is the founder and Creative Director of therepubliq, which has been covering LGBTQ+ news and events in Austin since 2009. Additionally, he runs a small marketing company where he helps LGBTQ+ small-business owners grow their business. If that weren’t enough, you can also find Chase helping out at one of the nightclubs on 4th Street. “I’m busy as hell, and I bitch about it all the time,” says Chase. “But I love every minute of it.”…
Caren Kelleher is the founder & CEO of Gold Rush Vinyl, a record pressing plant of Austin, Texas. Named one of the “Most Innovative Companies of 2020” by Fast Company, Gold Rush Vinyl brings fresh eyes to the old craft of vinyl production. Prior to starting Gold Rush Vinyl, Caren was the Head of Music App Partnerships at Google Play, after launching Google Music and its programs for independent musicians. Caren holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and was recently recognized on the Forbes Next 1000 list of entrepreneurs changing Main Street, America. She is proud to sit on the board of governors for The Recording Academy’s Texas chapter and to serve as an advisor to Black Fret….
A multimedia artist based in Austin, Jiminai comes from humble origins in West Texas. He began drawing at an early age and thanks to positive influences throughout those early years, he’s continued drawing and pushing into new media including painting, digital illustration and large murals. Known for vibrant color palettes, he specializes in portraits that are simultaneously photorealistic & comic book-like. His works appreciate the human form while attempting to elevate them through fashion, color and design. In Jiminai’s mind, we’re all capable of being art ourselves—and this shows in his work….